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Category: William Romanis (1824 – 1899)
Rev. William Romanis (1824 – 1899) MA(Cambs) was an Anglican clergyman, writer and lyricist born in the City of Westminster, London, England. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and taught classics at Cheltenham College. He served as curate at Axminster in Devon and then at St. Mary’s, Reading, where he published two volumes of sermons. He was appointed Vicar of Wigston Magna a village south of Leicester and became President of The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society from 1871-72. His “Wigston Magna School Hymns” was published in 1878.
A leading “Ritualist” (High Church) he called for considered reform within the Church of England and its worship. In 1888 he became Vicar of of Twyford, Hampshire. He retired in 1895 and died in Southsea near Portsmouth.